The importance of buying local
As you may know, the Covid-19 pandemic does not only harm our health, but also the economy of our country. Therefore, it is important that we stick together, now more than ever, and help our local businesses.
Studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally owned business, rather than a nationally owned business, a greater portion of your money is then used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — therefore strengthening the economic base of our entire community.
In fact, for every $100 you spend at a locally owned business, $68 will stay in the community. However, when you spend that same $100 at a national chain, only $43 stays in the community.
Why should you buy local?
To reduce the negative impact on the environmental :
It is known that local businesses are more likely to make local purchases which require less transportation.
To invest in your community :
By buying local, you are supporting farmers and producers families. If we look at the bigger picture, we realize that buying local also means investing in the future of our community. In other words, the owners of those local businesses are most likely to stay in the community and invest in its future.
To create more local ownerships and jobs :
Finally, let's not forget that small local businesses are, nationally, the biggest employers, therefore provide the most jobs in our community!
Shop your groceries now from a local grocery store.